New race team happy with ADAC GT Masters debut
Matt Campbell and Marco Seefried finish premiere of Munich based team SSR Performance GmbH with 12th position in second heat
Munich based outfit SSR Performance, which had already made itself a name with building, enhancing and optimizing sports and classic cars, faced a stiff headwind when the team showed up at the sixth round of ADAC GT Masters. The German GT series is one of the toughest in Europe. During the first qualifying session, Marco Seefried put the SSR Porsche 911 GT3 R on 20th spot. He also took the first turn during the first race, experiencing a critical situation not long after the start. Luckily, he and the SSR Porsche escaped unscathed, contrary to some of the competitors.
Matt Campbell, hardened by numerous GT races including the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, qualified SSR Performance’s Porsche 911 GT3 R a remarkable 11th for heat 2. Porsche Young Professional Driver Campbell and Seefried, who since 25 years competes in races all over the world, again shared driving duties. Making the best out of this mixture of speed and experience, the duo finished race 2 in 12th position.
Stefan Schlund, Managing Director SSR Performance GmbH, Munich, was pleased accordingly. “That’s a result we can build on,” he said. “Thanks to our fast and prudent drivers as well as the active support from Manthey Racing, our team worked well straightaway in one of the most attractive and demanding GT series in Europe.We still have to learn a lot, but with this performance we don’t have to hide ourselves. I would like to thank my drivers Matt and Marco, my staff at SSR Performance and as well the specialists of Manthey Racing. Without them our jump in at the deep end of ADAC GT Masters would not have been so promising. After this successful debut we know, what huge potential lies in our young team.”